Sunday - Sep 23, 2018

Latin Briefs

  • State to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase state health coverage

    State to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase state health coverage

    by the El Reportero’s wire services California made history today as the first state to authorize a request to the federal government to allow undocumented people to buy health insurance through a state-operated health insurance exchange. The California Endowment, the state’s largest private health foundation, commends Governor Jerry Brown and the legislative leadership for authorizing

  • American and British intelligence uncover dirty business in Puerto Rico

    American and British intelligence uncover dirty business in Puerto Rico

    by the El Reportero’s wire service Payoffs to the FBI & U.S. Attorney offices   As the CEO of Commercial Solar Power (CSP), Mr. Lawless ordered a forensic investigation into the $13,200,000 losses the company incurred while doing business in Puerto Rico. In an effort to better understand the causes for such losses, Mr. Lawless

  • Over 20 oil companies  register for  auction  Mexican oil

    Over 20 oil companies register for auction Mexican oil

    by the El Reportero’s wire services For the auction of 10 blocks in waters of the Gulf of Mexico 21 oil companies have registered to participate, among them Spanish Repsol, Norwegian Statoil and French Total, together with Mexican Pemex, it was known today. British BP, Anglo-Dutch Shell, Chevron and Exxon Mobil, both of the United

  • Latin America, the Caribbean have the world’s greatest biodiversity

    Latin America, the Caribbean have the world’s greatest biodiversity

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Politicians representative of different trends rejected President Enrique Peña Nieto’s statements and said Mexico has enough reasons for social anger. Yesterday, La Jornada journal published a long interview with the President, who said there is no reason for what he called “social bad mood”. Leader of the Democratic Revolution

  • Puerto Rico Senate turns over fraud probe to  the FBI

    Puerto Rico Senate turns over fraud probe to the FBI

    Most of Puerto Rico’s bond debt had fraudulent credit ratings by Caribbean News Now contributor SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A special commission looking into allegations of fraud by the financially troubled Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) has turned over its findings to US federal authorities for further investigation, the majority leader of the

  • Mothers of missing children ask for justice in Mexico City

    Mothers of missing children ask for justice in Mexico City

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Hundreds of mothers from various Mexican states demonstrated today, on mother’s day, for fifth year in a row across one of the main streets of Mexico city to ask for justice. Participants in the “5th demonstration of national dignity, mothers seeking their sons, daughters, truth and justice”, started at

  • Honduras president asks for support to fight extorsion

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández on Sunday asked people to support the police operations aimed at disarming a complex network of extortion in the country. “We need more information,” underlined the head of Government when he called on the victims of that crime to report their cases to help

  • Ecuador:  National Morning  declared, death tall rises

    Ecuador: National Morning declared, death tall rises

    by the El Reportero’s wire services The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, declared on Sunday, April 24, eight days of national mourning in honor of the victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country last April 16. The earthquake affected the whole country, especially, the province of Manabi and the southern region of

  • Panama  increases troops on  border with  Colombia

    Panama increases troops on border with Colombia

    by the El Reportero’s news services The Panamanian government has ordered troops to step up their presence in the Darien zone, after an attack by a Colombian criminal gang on a National Border Service (Senafront) check-point. The director of the National Border Service, Cristian Hayer, confirmed the fact that members of the Úsuga gang, who

  • Key witness in Berta Caceres killing leaves Honduras

    Key witness in Berta Caceres killing leaves Honduras

    by the El Reportero’s wire services Mexican Gustavo Castro, the main witness of the killing of indigenous leader and ecologist Berta Cáceres today left Honduras after being held by the authorities for several weeks. The environmental activist left the capital of Honduras early this morning in an Avianca airline flight to San Salvador. According to